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National Railway Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great fun for all the family

There is so much to do at the railway museum which is free entry. A variety of trains to explore... read more

Reviewed yesterday
andrewcI1627YI
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Aintree, United Kingdom
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Amazing

Free to get in and what an eye opener! The smell of operating trains, the size of the trains! The... read more

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Alan E
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is so much to do at the railway museum which is free entry. A variety of trains to explore. There is a kids play area (which includes wooden trains). For £4pp (under 2s free) you can go on a short steam train ride and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank andrewcI1627YI
Reviewed yesterday

Free to get in and what an eye opener! The smell of operating trains, the size of the trains! The Mallard was stunning, think the volunteers do a wonderful job...So much to see and do. This is a Gem to see....brings back the romance of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely visit, the displays are always changing so there's always something new or different to see. The volunteers are always helpful and very informative. There wasn't a great deal on at half term, line there usually is, but then, it also meant it wasn't too...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is free to visit and you can easily spend a whole day here. There is so much to see and there are a number of talks each day. The talk on the royal trains was excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Diane G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The joys of having a steam locomotive boilerman for a partner means most city breaks involves places like this. However, I am warming to looking at the odd train here and there and needless to say we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Joking aside, I loved...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our grand daughter to York as she is studying the Victorian era at school and parked in the museum car park - fantastic value for a day's parking and the money goes to help restoration projects! She had a look at the royal...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nick B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I last went with the children over 20 years ago and always intended to return. It has now doubled in size and has an entrance nearer the main railway station than before. It is a great place to go, regardless of your interest in trains,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LittlePatsy1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the museum for the second time Had a great day and lovely food in the cafe It’s a great place and very interesting

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bamber d
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous museum - even for non-train buffs! Airy exhibits, lots to see. Unbelievable that it is free - we happily gave the suggested donation. Recommended!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank plumcox
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful museum with so much to see and do. As it is a free entry, we were easily able to look round before lunch, go in to the city for a meal and then return and finish off our visit. Our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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greenacres18
31 January 2019|
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Response from DaveCarballo | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed as we saw two within the restaurant area.
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Cheryl S
16 December 2018|
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Response from greatlady482 | Reviewed this property |
York has a volunteer bureau guide station. They are a great resource for your questions.
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ChetD647
1 December 2018|
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Response from RBBellows | Reviewed this property |
From what I can gather, it appears to cost 25pounds per person
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